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Kaitlyn is a Virtual Assistant, book launch manager, and storyteller who writes about discovering God's goodness in the ordinary and faithfulness in the difficult. She loves good books, deep conversations, and iced vanilla lattes. Kaitlyn is the author of Even If Not: Living, Loving, and Learning in the in Between.

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  1. Kaitlyn,
    Oh how beautiful the words you weave. When I was young, there was a derogatory song, that was popular, entitled “Short People”. It went on to focus on how we come up short (excuse the pun). Like you, I’ve been short in stature, but have felt small in comparison to others. It is truly amazing when we come face to face, in a God ordained way, with HIS That says we are enough. He is the God that sees us (even the small ones or ones who think they are insignificant). So true that the smaller we become, the larger we can live in God’s sufficiency and the greater joy we can experience. I would love to travel to the Bible lands and walk in the footsteps of Christ. May you be amazed at His love for you all over again.
    Blessings,
    Bev xx

    • He is the God that sees us… <-- That's the third time in 48 hours that I've heard someone say those words or call God "El Roi" (the God who sees OR the God who sees me). I love that you thought of that, Bev!

  2. Beautiful! Small under the stars, safe and known in the immensity of the presence of God, hold in His hand. Love this! Thank you! God bless you!

  3. Oh friend, just this: “We can, and absolutely should, do our best and honor God with what we’ve been given. But we don’t have to chase the next and greatest thing, hurrying and hustling to prove our worth. We are the Already Enough people, the ones who have nothing to prove. Our security rests in Christ’s sacrifice, our confidence in His great love for us, and He extends an invitation to you and to me today.” I’ve stood under that Haitian sky and canopy of stars and felt this same sentiment. Beautiful words, profound truth.

  4. Reading this was like taking a breath of fresh air. Thank-you for sharing your words with us Kaitlyn.
    have a blessed day all,
    Penny

  5. “…altars instead.” Amen. Beautiful. Joining you in that prayer today. — Oh, the comfort of a small life. The weight of anything else is exhausting…and simultaneously meaningless. Small fits just fine. Thank you, Lord, for the gift of a small life in the shadow of Your greatness. ♥ (In my mind’s eye, I picture an umbrella or a big oak tree…a covering. His greatness covers us, allowing us the protection of a small life.) (And, I love how He gets the glory in both — His greatness and our smallness. So thankful He’s enough so I don’t need to reach, I just need to surrender to each place in its time.) (Stream of thought apparently going on in my comment today. haha. 🙂 ) Thanks for sharing, Kaitlyn. Hope you enjoy your trip!

    • Ha, bring on the stream of thought comments! Two things stood out to me from what you said: oak tree (starts small, because of course it does), and “He’s enough so I don’t need to reach.”

  6. You are right, we live in a society that tells us that if we are not busy, we are missing g something. This year I promise myself to live simply and enjoy all the small moments. It is these things that matters the most in the end. It is the mundane task we do that changes someone. Thanks for sharing.

  7. This today. Oh this. Timely to me and so incredibly perfect (in a small way ). Thank you for sharing your heart here with us. ❤️✝️

  8. Beautifully said. I thought of 1 Corinthians 4:2 as I read this: “Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.” Faithfulness is what is required, and even that we need His grace to do. And He is faithful! Praise God!

  9. Kaitlyn, thank you. So beautifully written! This: “I came face-to-face with my own smallness in light of God’s greatness, and it brought great joy.” I came across a C.S. Lewis quote yesterday, and your quote reminded me of the middle of his: “Obedience is the road to freedom, humility the road to pleasure, unity the road to personality.” Blessings!

  10. Your first (in)courage post as a contributor! So exciting. You’ve felt like a part of this place for so long but this still feels like something special to celebrate. 🙂 So grateful for your heart and voice!

  11. I loved this Kaitlyn! So powerfully true! I loved this line you wrote, ” I came face-to-face with my own smallness in light of God’s greatness, and it brought great joy.” Wow. That is so profound and awe inspiring. You’re a beautiful writer and author and I’m so glad you joined with (in) courage! You’re a blessing.

  12. Oh friend. I needed this today — these words, this reminder to rejoice in my smallness and His greatness, to know that I’m seen and loved by Him always. Thank you.

  13. First off, congratulations! I love reading your words not only here in this space but everywhere.

    You have learned the important lesson of being enough because God calls you that at a young age. The sooner we really know who we are in Christ, the better off we will be.

      • Thank You, Kaitlyn!
        I am frequently comparing myself to others and their accomplishments forgetting the work Jesus has done in me and my family.
        I need to sit under one of those beautiful skies more often.
        Many blessings to you

  14. “There is only One worth following and it’s You. I’ve had enough of platforms. I think I’ll build altars instead.” Amen and amen and amen! xx

  15. Kaitlyn,

    This world calls for more-doing, being, etc. Women constantly strive for more-attention, power, rung climbing. Trying to prove themselves as good as men & others. It’s time we stop all the striving & doing. God calls us to rest in His sufficient grace. We need to slow down & listen for His whispers of rest for our weary souls. Women are forever comparing themselves to others. Each time we will fall short. Remember He is enough. Take time to look at the wonders of God & realize that He is big, yet still loves us. He is so crazy about us that He constantly woos us to Himself. We are His beloved. King David knew this one fact: He and God were enough to slay a giant. We should know that God plus us is more than enough. Enjoy your smallness & rejoice in the Lord.

    Blessings 🙂

  16. He doesn’t even need us to accomplish His will, what a blessing to participate.

  17. Amen Kaitlyn amen. Build an altar not personal platforms. Powerful words that speak from the depth of your personal experiences with our Holy God. And that is so beautiful.
    Hugs,
    Susan

  18. I’m all emotional after reading your beautiful words. I can only imagine how it must feel to go to Israel. It’s on my bucket list. I love your description, “my time there turned what was black and white to living color.” Thank you for the sweet reminder of our majestic God. “Small is a gift, not a punishment.” These are words I don’t want to forget.

  19. Congratulations, Kaitlyn! I know everyone will be blessed with your wonderful posts. I loved this special post. We can only feel small when we don’t recognize the great God within us. Praying your trip is blessed. ❤